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John Harvards Munich Helles
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Germany's version of a light lager, this golden beer has a delicate malt character and a crisp refreshing finish without compromising flavor.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap at JH’s in Manchester CT. A wonderful light-bodied hoppy golden lager. Clean and refreshing. This one has a tad more hops than the classic German type, but is still quite drinkable an refreshing. Well made version of a very under-appreciated style.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mephisto (1270) - TAIWAN - APR 30, 2010
i find the aroma and flavor of this brew to be rather bland and boring. nothing worth noting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tao at brew house. Poured a slightly hazy, light amber with a thin, off white collar. The aroma was mild citrus with a hint of breadiness. Flavor was weak toasted malts with a touch of citrus hops. Had a slight peppery bite in the finish. Medium bodied and a middle of the road beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2009
on tap-pours a thin off white head and amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt, fruit/spice hops. Taste is sweet light/medium malt-caramel, fruit/spice hops. Towards medium body. OK/mild carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rcweir (139) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Assume this is what is called "Harvard Square Helles" in the Harvard Square location. Dull golden, with quickly receding head. Grassy aroma with sweet, malty flavor. Light carbonation, medium body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2007
On tap at the Wayne, PA location. Poured a medium golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas and tastes of grains, light citurs, and some grass. Thinner body.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5334) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Pretty sure this is the same....called Munich Gold at the DC location. Draft on 11-12-05. Gold bodied witha small white head. Nose is malty and bready with a light sulphur/egg note. Kind of unappetizing. Taste is better with chewy malts, light lemon notes and grass. SOme sourdough bread hints as well. Body is light with a mild carbonation feel. Finishes with more bread notes, malts, light grass and a hint of citrus. OK, I guess.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2005
On draght at Framingham loc. on 9/22/2005 with OldGrowth. Freshly brewed on 9/20/2005, so it didnt have being old as an excuse. But an excuse it needed. Pours a ridiculously clear, filtered to all get out light yellow. No head or lacing, much resembling BMC, though not as much fizzy carbonation and perhaps not quite as light in color. Smells like a cheap, German knock off. You can smell the yeast biproduct and I know they used a German-style yeast strain, but it’s just smells, powdery, dusty, corny, papery and altogether unpleasant. Yikes. Flavor is at least, somewhat better than the aroma would let on. Watered down German lager yeast has no bite left in it, with touches of light pale grains, corn-like notes and a watery, poor body which gets even worse after it warms. Barely perceptible hoppiness, maybe a touch of watered down grassiness. I’ve definitely had worse versions, but this is still pretty bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Tap in Framingham. Clear golden orange color, minimal head. Aroma of wet hay and pale malts, assorted grains. Mild flavor overall, has a pleasant malt finish. Not bad, but just average altogether.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Tap at Framingham location: Poured golden yellow with a medium white head. Mild aroma of vinegar and corn with a little fruit. More corn in the palate. Okay.


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